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The Resource Jeans : a cultural history of an American icon, James Sullivan

Jeans : a cultural history of an American icon, James Sullivan

Label
Jeans : a cultural history of an American icon
Title
Jeans
Title remainder
a cultural history of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
James Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist and pop culture critic James Sullivan tells the fascinating story of this amazing garment, from its humble utilitarian origins to its ubiquitous presence in the twenty-first-century global economy. Beginning with the appearance of front-buckled denim pants in nineteenth-century America, Sullivan untangles the legends surrounding the origin of jeans and traces their adoption as work clothing in the West. Jeans then follows their mass production by regional entrepreneurs including San Francisco's legendary Levi Strauss, their widespread adoption as youth clothing and westernwear in the twentieth century, and their popularization around the world. Along the way, Sullivan explores jeans culture, from James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Marilyn Monroe's early evangelization of jeans for a new generation to their subsequent appearances on beatniks, hippies, disco queens, and dot-com millionaires as styles and subcultures evolved
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965 November 7-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, James
Dewey number
687/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2085
LC item number
.S85 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeans (Clothing)
  • Jeans
  • Jeans (Clothing)
  • Jeans
  • Jeans - Histoire
  • Jeans
  • Jeans (Clothing)
Label
Jeans : a cultural history of an American icon, James Sullivan
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The perfect fit -- The sans-culottes : before the blue jean -- Tug-of-war : "Those pants of Levi's," and the competition -- Dudes : selling the western frontier -- Modern pioneers : at work and play -- "A Hollywood-style tough" : the 1950s and the fabrication of the teenager -- Classlessness : the politics of fashion -- After the gold rush : stylizing denim -- The diffusion of glamour : designers in the mass market -- "Thought abhors tights" : sex in advertising -- Hand-me-downs : vintage and reproduction -- Wrapped in the flag : "America's gift" in the global era -- Bottoms up : blue jeans at a premium -- Conclusion : The process
Control code
ocm62697070
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 303 pages
Isbn
9781592402144
Lccn
2005035698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62697070
  • (OCoLC)62697070
Label
Jeans : a cultural history of an American icon, James Sullivan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The perfect fit -- The sans-culottes : before the blue jean -- Tug-of-war : "Those pants of Levi's," and the competition -- Dudes : selling the western frontier -- Modern pioneers : at work and play -- "A Hollywood-style tough" : the 1950s and the fabrication of the teenager -- Classlessness : the politics of fashion -- After the gold rush : stylizing denim -- The diffusion of glamour : designers in the mass market -- "Thought abhors tights" : sex in advertising -- Hand-me-downs : vintage and reproduction -- Wrapped in the flag : "America's gift" in the global era -- Bottoms up : blue jeans at a premium -- Conclusion : The process
Control code
ocm62697070
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 303 pages
Isbn
9781592402144
Lccn
2005035698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62697070
  • (OCoLC)62697070

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